In Remembrance of River Friends: Lawrence E. Seidl, III
LLawrence E. Seidl, III, of East Baldwin passed away June 10th, 2007 from injuries received in a motor vehicle accident.
12/17/1975 – 6/10/2007
With the death of Larry Seidl, the world has lost an authentic man. Larry was a true character: his words, thoughts and actions, unquestionably, were his own.
I only knew Larry for a couple of years, but I will always remember him for his focus, that determined intensity, found in so few, that he applied to everything.
Helping people - outfit their boats, set up a website, change their plugs; practicing photography; driving through the Whites, boats on the roof, pelting rain; working on Rovers or bikes or big rigs; throwing money-making or trip ideas around; making costumes, road-tripping; talking through a new move; talking to girls or telling people they were full of shit, Larry did it all the way. His drive led him to live a fuller life than many twice his age.
Like a lot of gifted people, he sometimes struggled with relationships, and could rub people the wrong way. But this was not done out of malice; his motives laid in being true to himself: forming his own thoughts and opinions, and expressing them in his own way. I always did respect him for that. Not enough people say what they truly think.
It’s always rough when a young person leaves this world suddenly: Shock, frustration, disbelief. With Larry, it’s especially numbing: he was one of the more intelligent and talented people in my life, and he seemed on the verge of a big step, as if all along he’d been building up experiences, setting up for one big move.
Well, Big Air, the wave just flushed out on you, but you still got in one hell of a ride.
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